By Chad Waller, NAIA Director of Communications and Sports Information
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) is excited to announce that the pairings of four Fall National Championships will each have a special selection show. The pairings in the NAIA Football Championship Series will be officially announced with a live and free video-stream selection show on Nov. 17. The NAIA National Championship Opening Round pairings for the men's soccer, women's soccer and volleyball tournaments will be announced with a live graphical selection show on Nov. 18.
The 16-team pairings of the 58th annual Football Championship Series will be announced at 3 p.m. CST on Nov. 17. There will be commentary, analysis and interviews during the show. The video will appear on NAIA.org roughly five minutes prior to the start of the show.
The 24-team pairings for the Volleyball National Championship Opening Round kick-off the three separate live graphical selection shows on Nov. 18 at Noon CST. The 32-team Opening Round pairings for men's soccer will follow at 1 p.m. and the 32-team women's soccer pairings will be announced at 2 p.m.
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About the NAIA
Since 1937, the NAIA has administered programs and championships in proper balance with the overall educational experience. In 2000, the NAIA reaffirmed its purpose to enhance the character-building aspects of sport. Through the Champions of Character program, the NAIA seeks to create an environment in which every student-athlete, coach, official and spectator is committed to the true spirit of competition through five core values: integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship and servant leadership. The NAIA has evolved from a small college basketball tournament in 1937 to a national athletics association comprised of 260 member institutions representing 60,000 student-athlete participating in 23 national championships.
2013 Fall Championship Pairings Schedule
• Football: Nov. 17, 3 p.m. CST (live, free video show)
• Volleyball: Nov. 18, Noon CST (live, free graphical show)
• Men's Soccer: Nov. 18, 1 p.m. CST (live, free graphical show)
• Women's Soccer: Nov. 18, 2 p.m. CST (live, free graphical show)
Schedule for Fall National Championships Pairings Announced
Football, Men's Soccer, Women's Soccer and Volleyball to have special selection shows
November 06, 2013